Cape May Sails on New Jersey’s Tall Ship

Cape May, NJ -  If you’re looking for a family friendly activity to break up that August beach vacation,  you’re in luck. New Jersey’s tall ship, the Schooner A.J. Meerwald, will be docking in Cape May this month.

The restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner was one of many schooners built in Southern New Jersey during the shipbuilding industry’s heyday.  The A.J. Meerwald is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The schooner will be doing sails with the Cape May Nature Center on Tuesday afternoons.  There are also public sails scheduled throughout the month, including Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, from 5 to 7:30PM.

You can help the crew hoist the sails on this historic vessel or you can just enjoy the hour and a half long ocean voyage. The public trips depart from Utsch’s Marina, at the foot of the Cape May Bridge.

The cost is $45 per person, $40 for seniors. You can make a reservation by calling the Bayshore Center at Bivalve: 856-785-2060.